Eileen Shea of CASE Consultants International and former Chief of Climate Services Division at NOAA National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) will present an overview of the Federal budget process and how NOAA provides critical climate science and information services here in Asheville. This session is the first of a recurring informal “Lunch and Learn” series to help Asheville and Western North Carolina residents more fully understand:
  • How the NOAA National Center for Environmental Information, the NC State’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS-NC), and the USAF’s 14th Weather Squadron provide business opportunities in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
  • Explain the economic impact NOAA’s budget has on the Asheville and the Western North Carolina economy.  
  • The federal budgeting process and how Presidential budget proposals are transformed by Congress into specific funding decisions.

This is the first in a series of presentations and talks that will attempt to explain the budgeting process and provide a factual understanding of the significant contribution NOAA makes to the Asheville, Western North Carolina and The Collider.  Please bring your lunch and join in the conversation.